Aruba Rainbow Circle: Full Moon Gathering

People have been linking the moon to changes in our mood and behavior since probably the beginning of time

Happening tonight: Sip & Spa: The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba surprises with cool event

Guests will enliven their senses through a combination of tasting mixology, gastronomy and spa experience touches to ultimately balance their wellness in a social setting.

A Fairytale Wedding: Milan & Billy

“He believes it demonstrates what the island and resort carries over when being off the island as in lifelong friendships that have become family. “We are truly blessed discovering Aruba, in 1991.”


Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana’s governor during Katrina, dies

After struggling for years with cancer, Blanco died Sunday in hospice care in Lafayette. She was 76.

Trump wields sanctions hammer; experts wonder to what end

Since taking office in January 2017, President Donald Trump has used an array of new and existing sanctions against Iran, North Korea and others.

Customs and Border Protection outage snarls major airports

Airports warned travelers — both Americans returning home and foreign visitors — of delays, and some travelers tweeted photos and videos of huge lines.



Johnson, Juncker to meet in a bid for a Brexit breakthrough

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will hold talks next week to try to break the Brexit impasse as both sides seek to avert what could be a disastrous "no-deal" departure.

Hungary’s Orban points to EU ‘enlargement fatigue’

Hungary's prime minister said Friday that Western countries in the European Union are suffering from "enlargement fatigue" and using newer members as a scapegoat for their problems.

Paris sees biggest transport strike in decade over pensions

The biggest strike to hit Paris public transport since 2007 created major traffic jams Friday, disrupting tourists' plans and forcing commuters to work from home or find alternative ways to reach the office.


Heritage, an enabler of Sustainable Development

For a long time this column has been an advocate for both cultural and heritage preservation, especially when related to intangible and tangible cultural heritage issues. It was recently in the news that the famous “Forno di Kalki” in Rancho will get renovated after much lobbying and perseverance from those in the Aruban cultural sector.

Episode XXXIV: Managing unique values as economic essentials 

The intrinsic nature and indispensable quality of this travel destination, relies on its age old desert landscape, its surrounding oceans, beaches and its cultural heritage, but most of all is its friendly and proud native protagonists of our tourist industry, being key factor of its success.

The Island’s blues

"Here in Aruba the majority of the traditional houses are painted yellow but in Curacao they are more colorful than us and I went searching why. " ~ Steve Francees